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Alex Watt is hoping his spying mission will help Corrie net win in Dublin

By John Flack

Peter Corrie's coach Alex Watt had an early wake-up call yesterday to run his eye over his protege's second-round opponent at the Irish Junior National Championship in Dublin.

Long before Corrie had opened his campaign in the Under 18 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Dermot Foley, Watt watched Daniel Vlas earn a meeting with the Ballynahinch teenager.

Watt said: "Peter may be seeded four but the lad he is playing is very good and has represented Ireland at U-14 level and I think he will be a very difficult opponent.

"With such a huge entry in the tournament, I had to set the alarm for 6.30am to be up in time to watch the match, so hopefully the early start won't have been in vain."

Elsewhere yesterday, it was mainly a tale of disappointment for Ulster players in the singles but there were impressive wins for Laura Reid and Amy Rothwell in the U-18 age group as they progressed to the second round in which they will face seeded opponents.

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